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View Poll Results: SO WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A REALISTIC ANNUAL EARNING OF AN "A" PLAYER GRINDING $1/$2NLHE?
LESS THAN $22K
379 12.50%
$22K TO $28K
449 14.80%
$28K TO $34K
494 16.29%
$34K TO $40K
514 16.95%
$40K TO $46K
287 9.46%
MORE THAN $46K
910 30.00%

11-29-2023 , 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny_on_the_spot
Are there any HOA restrictions about having a gigantic dirt/gravel area in your backyard? Not sure if it’s viewable from the street. If it is, can’t imagine the rando lookie-loo busybody HOA members are gonna like it.

Is there a timeframe it needs to be completed by, like does the HOA dictate a timeframe?
Not viewable from street. A few neighbors can see the eye sore.
On application I put 2024 as finish date.



+229 today. 5hrs
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Yesterday , 04:08 AM
it seems impossible you don't run out of liquid money.

im kind of confused about the last few months. how much did you start with after you sold the house? it seems like you've spent like 20k in 75 days lol. 50k bankroll and around 5k profit and now you're at 35k. is that right?

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Yesterday , 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ButterflySymmetry
@goodjunk. Never hv I said $35k is much my dude.
Great post, and ur correct on everything. #fulltransparency itís gonna b tough to survive, but I still believe in my skill set.

Not even rolled for 2/5 tbh. Shd the 1/2 oops 1/3 challenge come back in 24?

Ty for posting. I like to gv ya 20 points for solid response.
I still think you should shot take in 2/5, but I think that 1/3 should be the primary game for you. The little of the live streams Iíve seen you play in looked pretty beatable. I would like to see the 2024 challenge be something related to poker / liquid money growth on top of constructing the pickleball court.
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Yesterday , 09:07 AM
@submersible surely hope I don’t run out.
Took assessment of cash, poker chips, bank account and sit at $39,430.
Paid another college bill (almost done) this month, mortgage this week, furniture/tvs/shitz for house, pickle court expenses (more to go), 2500d puppy, Cmas gifts for family and extended (spent $500 last night on gift cards for my sis fam), etc… and poof down to $40k.

@goodjunk gd idea. We on the same page. Logging 1000* hours in 2024

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Today prob not gonna log any hours. It’s the ‘weather pick of the week’ and need to take advantage of court construction w mid 50s sunshine. More so, for the neighbors. We gotta show em we working on it so they’re not panicking.
Job today is transporting some dirt around these 2x12’. Gotta a lot of filling to do, so I better roll now. Workout begins.
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Yesterday , 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ButterflySymmetry
@submersible surely hope I donít run out.
Took assessment of cash, poker chips, bank account and sit at $39,430.
Paid another college bill (almost done) this month, mortgage this week, furniture/tvs/shitz for house, pickle court expenses (more to go), 2500d puppy, Cmas gifts for family and extended (spent $500 last night on gift cards for my sis fam), etcÖ and poof down to $40k.
What sort of dog was this?!?

Then you have to add vet bills on top + food. Dog ownership is not exactly cheap as far as I understand.
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Yesterday , 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by goodjunk21
I still think you should shot take in 2/5, but I think that 1/3 should be the primary game for you. The little of the live streams I’ve seen you play in looked pretty beatable. I would like to see the 2024 challenge be something related to poker / liquid money growth on top of constructing the pickleball court.
i agree, considering he plays around 20 hrs/week its going to be very tough to have enough leftover after the $2500/month expenses to get the pickleball court built if he is only playing 1/3.
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Yesterday , 05:24 PM
there's just zero chance you cover $30+ an hour playing mainly 1/3 and that's where you need to be just to cover basic expenses. yolo'ing $2500 dogs, cmon, man. this is all very very silly. why does everything have to be some sort of challenge? and they're not even challenges that are enriching your betterment or anything... its literally just you banging your head against a wall for no apparent reason.

you got 40k left. set 6k aside for your 1/3 roll. play nothing but 1/3. if you can't spin this up, you can't make it. take the 10-15k you need to get the stupid pickleball court done asap. use the remaining 20k to get you through till March. as soon as the weather breaks get back on your putting green/bball court customization grind. poker needs to be supplemental income. sure you did it 20 years ago or whatever but that was before houses/kids/colleges/inflations/etc's. you cannot do this! and even if you could, it gets you nowhere. say somehow you sun run and cover $30 an hour for 2024, congrats, you're still a busto with a minimal roll and an hourly that's being devalued by 2%+ every year. wake up, rayz!

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Yesterday , 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Masq
What sort of dog was this?!?

Then you have to add vet bills on top + food. Dog ownership is not exactly cheap as far as I understand.
All the kids want this cockapoo. Born Nov 2. We take a 1 hr drive on Cmas to pick it up.



#forthekids
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Yesterday , 08:37 PM
I’m agreeing w some of the worries. But seriously feel $30/hr+ will happen in 2024. Even if it’s 1/3. Agree w @goodjunk21 that the streams look beatable, so it may b a lot of 1/3 during the week and 5/5/10 stream on Friday.
The roll is tight so have to play it right.

Took week off this month for the week of skid steer rental, but here’s the results for Nov.



Clearing everything out from data and starting fresh for December/tomorrow.

Previous months
-Nov. $904 70/hrs $13/hr
•OCT $1,691 159.5hrs $12.09/hr

Current $ towards pickle court
$2,200

Current Projects working on.
Nov. Formed and framed
Oct. Waiting for approval from Mr. Sir Daddy
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Yesterday , 09:02 PM
rayz, you do realize you'd make 3x $30 an hour working as a handyman/court guru right?
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Yesterday , 10:51 PM
It’s just beyond delusional that Rayz thinks he can still make poker work. Agree with everything Kevin said in an earlier post.

You want to play 1/3 to be able to make $2,500+ a month when you seem to put in <100 hours every month? It’s not happening. Not to mention that you seem to struggle with even the most trivial spots.

I really don’t mean to come in and **** on you, but you need a new plan. Get a job or start a new career or something. It’s all but a foregone conclusion that come this time next year you are broke.

With that all said I wish you the best of luck
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Yesterday , 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ButterflySymmetry
All the kids want this cockapoo. Born Nov 2. We take a 1 hr drive on Cmas to pick it up.



#forthekids
100% the kids would be just as happy rescuing a puppy from the shelter.
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Yesterday , 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by marknfw
100% the kids would be just as happy rescuing a puppy from the shelter.
kids will ask for the papers and when they see it's a shelter dog they'll throw him to the curb
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Today , 12:12 AM
$2500 dog. That may very well be the craziest thing in this thread of lunacy.
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Today , 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by marknfw
$2500 dog. That may very well be the craziest thing in this thread of lunacy.
I strongly disagree. I paid ~$2000 for a cat.
It's nothing compared to the penny stock degeneracy we saw in this thread.
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Today , 01:05 AM
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Today , 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ButterflySymmetry
@submersible surely hope I don’t run out.
Took assessment of cash, poker chips, bank account and sit at $39,430.
Paid another college bill (almost done) this month, mortgage this week, furniture/tvs/shitz for house, pickle court expenses (more to go), 2500d puppy, Cmas gifts for family and extended (spent $500 last night on gift cards for my sis fam), etc… and poof down to $40k.

@goodjunk gd idea. We on the same page. Logging 1000* hours in 2024

________________

Today prob not gonna log any hours. It’s the ‘weather pick of the week’ and need to take advantage of court construction w mid 50s sunshine. More so, for the neighbors. We gotta show em we working on it so they’re not panicking.
Job today is transporting some dirt around these 2x12’. Gotta a lot of filling to do, so I better roll now. Workout begins.
what did you start this round of poker with (after buying the house)? also how much r u up overall? am trying to get a feel for how much you've spent. if thats inappropriate question then thats fine but it seems from the outside like you're spending like you're still a millionaire. you're estimating your expenses at 30k a year but it looks like you're spending 2-3x that
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Today , 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by marknfw
$2500 dog. That may very well be the craziest thing in this thread of lunacy.
Golf memberships to play 2x
Pickleball court half finished going into winter need another 10k to get her finished up. For pickleball. To play pickleball. With ping pong paddles. Pickleball. 10k.
$2500 dog
Penny stocks
Penny cryptos
Making a living playing poker playing 17 hours a week at $12 an hour
17 houses in 17 months
Yelling at random tennis pros during their match
Half million on stock of the week
Competing with no one to keep up with the jones
750k house without a job or much money left
Splitting finances like college roommates


When you look at the big picture the $2500 dog looks like the best decision rayZ has ever made. Just hope the family dog is always the family dog. When times are tough dont go selling spike because you need to put 2k down on dogecoin at a great price or because you cant afford kibbles n bits.
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Today , 01:57 AM
can you return a lightly used dog back to the kennel?
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Today , 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by larry the legend
Golf memberships to play 2x
Pickleball court half finished going into winter need another 10k to get her finished up. For pickleball. To play pickleball. With ping pong paddles. Pickleball. 10k.
$2500 dog
Penny stocks
Penny cryptos
Making a living playing poker playing 17 hours a week at $12 an hour
17 houses in 17 months
Yelling at random tennis pros during their match
Half million on stock of the week
Competing with no one to keep up with the jones
750k house without a job or much money left
Splitting finances like college roommates


When you look at the big picture the $2500 dog looks like the best decision rayZ has ever made. Just hope the family dog is always the family dog. When times are tough dont go selling spike because you need to put 2k down on dogecoin at a great price or because you cant afford kibbles n bits.

Itís amazing how some of these things could have been mitigated with cheaper/better options

- Golf, amazingly, lets you pay per round on many courses
- Pickleball is free to play at tennis courts, or much cheaper to play at local gyms (my gym has nets they put out on the indoor bball courts for like 6 hours/day)
- Adapt a dog (kind of wonder what kind of food Rays is going to feed this expensive dog. Most big name brand foods at the supermarket are complete ****. Though it would be completely on brand for Rays to buy something expensive and then spend the absolute minimum to continue after the initial action)
- playing poker ďfor a livingĒ is not feasible with his current skill level when coupled with his willingness to play. He could live comfortably playing sub 100 hours/month if he could play $5 blind levels and crush, but I just donít think he has that skill level. At his current skill level+blind levels played, itís just a slow burn of money
- 750k house. I doubt there is any reasonable metric which would say this was a readable price point to purchase in. Could have went to 500k, still gotten a very nice house and probably made your life significantly easier
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